It was malfunctioning on just Fox 360 and 29 so I called Direct TV and they told me to unplug it for a couple minutes and replug it in the same strip I had it in for the last 5 yrs. I also tried directly into a wall outlet. Nada !! I also tried unplugging for just 15 seconds and also for several hours. Also left it plugged in for the night and the fan continued to run, but no led's, picture or sound.
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Re: DVR S4040R Tivo box
Your best bet would definitely be to upgrade recievers. You can call directv and see if they will give you a deal, or check ebay or call your local directv electronics dealer. Hope this helps. Thanks, Lee
Your hard drive may have crashed. Can you hear any disk activity when you plug in the unit? The hard drive can be replaced, but probably better to either just get a replacement unit (you can get them on eBay for $40 or less) or upgrade to a newer receiver.
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Missing channels are a sure sign that your CableCard is not paired correctly or is defective. Sometimes, the issue can be as simple as a clerical error, where the serial number of the CableCard was not entered correctly into your cable provider's system. Call your cable company and have a tech come out to take a look at your CableCard configuration.
OK, I had Dish network come out and install DVR HD. Had pixel des torsionviewing everything I recorded. They came out 3 time and replace DVR and check everything 3 time with no improvement. I had them remove everything.
I called Direct tv and they did the same thing. installed there dish and cables and DVR. Same problems. My question is? Is this the nature of this equipment or is there something they are missing.
If you mean "losing" as in you could no longer tune to those channels because they disappeared out of the channel list entirely, then it's likely a software problem. If you haven't already, try resetting your DVR to factory settings (since this unit is TiVo powered, it should be under the main menu, Messages and Settings, then Restart or Reset system; follow the on-screen instructions to reset the system).
If you mean "losing" as in you can tune to the channel but there's no signal, then that sounds like a tuner problem to me. If the box is still under warranty or you lease it, have it repaired or replaced. If you bought the box and the warranty is up, it looks like you might have to get a new one, or pay for the repair out of pocket.
You might also try calling back to DirecTV tech support and asking to be escalated or to speak with a supervisor; especially if it's a box you're leasing from them, since it is definitely *their* problem in that case.